Wild Bill Balding

Rookie (12 June 1961 / London)

Wild Bill Balding Poems

1. Stones 2/7/2008
2. Jane,1873 2/7/2008
3. The Existentialists Go On Holiday 2/7/2008
4. Thetis 2/7/2008
5. Spanky Mary's Oubliette 7/21/2008
6. Onibury 9/30/2008
7. Magnificat 9/30/2008
8. Edward Bear Addresses The New Toys On Christmas Night 12/19/2008
9. Elevenses In Paris 12/19/2008
10. From A Painting By Hans Holbein: Portrait Of Anna Meyer (C.1526) 12/19/2008
11. Peoplewatching: Trafalgar Square At Dusk (A Dixaine Sequence For John Statham) 12/19/2008
12. Give & Take 12/19/2008
13. How To End A Dinner Party 12/19/2008
14. My Teddy Gave Me Aids 12/19/2008
15. Off His Face In The Flower Border (After Li Bai) 3/20/2009
16. Marking Time 12/19/2008
17. In The Dim Sum Restaurant 12/19/2008
18. Jephtha's Daughter 2/7/2008
19. The Brakes In The Back (For Backseat Drivers Everywhere...) 5/14/2008
20. Dinas Dinlle 2/7/2008
21. Imago 2/7/2008
22. King's Cross 2/7/2008
23. Sophie Goes To School 2/7/2008
24. Lilla,1905 2/7/2008
25. Fenchurch Street 2/7/2008
26. The Headmaster 12/19/2008
27. The Ethical Illusion 7/22/2008
28. Honey Bob And The Whale 7/31/2008
29. Contrasts In Snowfall 5/27/2008
30. Harwich For The Continent... 2/7/2008
31. Walter Sickert: Mornington Crescent Nude, Contre-Jour,1907 2/7/2008
32. Strumpet Voluntary 12/17/2008
33. Nocturne 5/27/2008
34. Willies 7/21/2008
35. Operation 2/7/2008
36. The Crows, He Said, 2/7/2008
37. Muriel,1941 2/7/2008
38. Emrys,1951 5/14/2008
39. Woodland Jazz 2/7/2008
40. So, Year 7, What Will You Do When You Grow Up? 5/9/2008
Best Poem of Wild Bill Balding

Butterfly Child

hormonal soup
pulsing, congealing;
chrysalis carapace
throbbing, cracking;
unknown muscles
struggling, jerking
through paper jaws...
exhausted, immobile,
transformed, transfigured -
let me dry my wings.

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King's Cross

After all these years
will I recognise you now?
You burst through the crowd,
this stranger, my flesh and blood,
more beautiful than ever -
and once more walk right past me.

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